Join Elisa Jane Carmichael, a Ngugi woman from Quandamooka Country, in a hands-on weaving circle. Discover more about her practice while learning how to weave your own basket using the technique of ‘coiling’. Through weaving colourful fibres and threads of raffia, you will learn how to shape your own vessel. You will start your vessel in the workshop and have the chance to take it home with you to continue.
Elisa is very passionate about nurturing and preserving her strong connection to the sand and sea, Yoolooburrabee. Her practice visually explores the beauty of nature and surrounding environment, drawing inspiration from her cultural identity and heritage.
Elisa incorporates materials collected from Country, utilising traditional techniques and expressing contemporary adaptations, through the mediums of painting, weaving and textiles. Elisa comes from a family of artists and curators, and works closely with her female kin to revive, nurture and preserve knowledge and cultural practices.
$20. Bookings required. Light lunch and materials included.
Image credit: Elisa Jane Carmichael, Alive, 2018-19. Image courtesy of the artist and Onespace Gallery. Photo: Louis Lim. Acquired (2019) by the Carey Lyon and Jo Crosby Collection.
Redcliffe Art Gallery, 470-476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe 4020